Husband of cyclist killed in Gap of Dunloe praises locals but questions road safety

The husband of an American tourist killed while cycling the Gap of Dunloe has praised Gardaí and Killarney people and made a call for the Department of Transport to carry out safety works on the road

Don Theiler from Washington State was cycling with his wife Janet Price when she collided with a truck pulling a trailer on a bend on the road on May 30th.
Mr Theiler also sent a letter to the Department of Transport listing a number of concerns he has with regards to road safety at the gap of Dunloe and calling for action to be taken

Janet Price died instantly in the accident on May 30th and Mr Theiler details the help he and his family received in the aftermath of what he describes as the worst moment of his life.

He praises Gardaí for what he calls going above and beyond what anybody would reasonably expect in assisting his family. He singled out Gardaí Brendan O’Donovan, Denis O’Mahony, Chris Manton and Leo Randles for their help

He also praised Greta Doyle and her husband of Algret House B and B, the owners of Bricín restaurant and the Speakeasy Bar as well as Michael O’Shea of O’Shea’s funeral home for assisting with
the cremation of his wife so they could bring her home within days of the tragedy.

Mr Theiler said he was touched by what the people of Killarney did and would be returning in the future.

In a separate letter to the Department of Transport, Mr Theiler calls in to question the level of signage on the Gap of Dunloe road and a number of other road safety issues he believes need to be addressed and has requested a formal response from Irish authorities on the issue.